4 things to know about Alex Binelas and David Hamilton, the newly acquired Red Sox prospects

What to know about Red Sox prospects Alex Binelas and David Hamilton

Red Sox The two players were part of a deal that also sent Jackie Bradley Jr. back to Boston. Alex Binelas playing for Louisville prior to being drafted by the Brewers in 2021. AP Photo/Ben McKeown

Just before Major League Baseball headed into its first lockout in 26 years, the Red Sox agreed to a trade with the Brewers.

In the deal, Boston sent outfielder Hunter Renfroe to the Brewers in exchange for former Red Sox Gold Glove-winner Jackie Bradley, Jr.

Alongside Bradley, Boston also acquired two minor league prospects in the trade: Corner infielder Alex Binelas and shortstop David Hamilton. Each was listed as a top-20 prospect in the Brewers’ organization.

Here are a few things to know about each player:

Alex Binelas

Binelas is a 21-year-old lefty batter who played mostly as a third baseman (while also playing at first base) during his collegiate and minor league career to this point. In his first professional season—which he split between rookie and single-A levels of the minors—Binelas hit .309 with nine home runs in 36 games.

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He was happy to be drafted by his local team: A native of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Binelas only had to drive 15 miles to see the Brewers when he was growing up.

Initially selected as a 35th-round pick in 2018 by the Nationals, Binelas decided to go to college…

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